Profiles of The Arthur Irving Scholarship recipients

  • Annelies Yates, from Vancouver BC, is a 2021 graduate of Prince of Wales Mini School. The Mini School is a Vancouver School Board program that accelerates the academic curriculum to make space for enrichment activities that challenge students in a broad range...

  • Abby Falkenham graduated from South Colchester Academy in Brookfield, Nova Scotia with both honours with distinction and a passion for the environment. Abby was an active member in both her schools Envirothon and Robotics clubs, even attending events and workshops hosted here...

  • Charlotte Peng lives in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and is a 2020 graduate of Horton High School. She is a Loran Scholar semifinalist and received the Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor’s Education medal in June 2019. She has been active in conferences aimed at...

  • Roman Javorek from Canning, Nova Scotia, is a 2020 graduate of Northeast Kings Education Centre (NKEC). Roman played Minor Midget AAA Hockey for the Valley Wildcats and was the assistant captain of his High School Hockey team from 2018 to 2020. Roman...

  • Holly Turner hails from Nanaimo, British Columbia, and is a 2020 graduate of Nanaimo District Secondary School. In 2017, Holly was a finalist in the NASA Student Spaceflight Experimental Program for research into kidney stone development in microgravity and received the English...

  • Natalie Koopman is from  Perth Road, Ontario, and is a graduate of the IB program at Regiopolis Notre Dame School in Kingston. Natalie co-captained her school basketball team, played rugby, and has been entrusted with various leadership responsibilities, including being a peer...

  • An Honours with Distinction graduate of Central Kings Rural High School, Olivia Crooks from Coldbrook, Nova Scotia, was at the leading edge of creating an inclusive sports program at her school when she helped form Basketball Team Unified in her grade nine...

  • Sophie Visser from Waterville, Nova Scotia, graduated from Central Kings Rural High School with Honours with Distinction and a plan to become a wildlife biologist. Sophie’s considerable experience raising animals on her family’s farm and participating in 4-H Club activities instilled a concern...

  • A graduate of Rothesay Netherwood School, Abby Legere is from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and grew up with a passion and concern for the environment. Abby was a three-sport athlete at RNS (hockey, soccer, volleyball) in addition to being a prefect and maintaining an academic...

  • Rachel Clarke earned her Honours Bachelor of Environmental Science degree from Acadia in 2018, concluding her program by conducting research into the accumulation of methylmercury in aquatic insects in Kejimkujik National Park. Understanding how mercury accumulates in insects and is then transferred to...